Actor Kit Harington
IN PHOTO: Actor Kit Harington from the HBO drama series "Game of Thrones" arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California August 25, 2014. Reuters

British actor Kit Harington has debuted a sleek new haircut this week when he stepped out for the premiere of his new film project. Harington Is best known for his role as Jon Snow, one of the enigmatic main characters in HBO's popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones." Rabid fans of the series have been following every detail and news item about the actors to get clues and spoilers about the upcoming season, and his simple haircut has led to speculations about his character's possible death.

After four bloody and shocking seasons of "Game of Thrones," fans of the books and of the series have started to fear that their favourite characters may get killed in the upcoming, new episodes. Harington had previously revealed that he is in contract to keep his hair long, and the recent haircut has triggered speculations about the possible death of his character, Jon Snow.

US Weekly shared photos of Harington's new short and sleek hairstyle that he showed off for the first time on Jan. 5 at the premiere of his film project, "Testament of Youth." The premiere took place in London and Harington walked the red carpet without his signature curly locks draped around his shoulders. He revealed to Metro that in the film, he had to wear a wig to hide his long hair. He also admitted that he is eager to chop off his locks as soon as he is allowed to do that.

Now that he has stepped out with his hair chopped off, some fans and media outlets are speculating that his character Jon Snow might have also gotten chopped. Based on the books, Jon Snow will be taking over as Lord Commander of the Night's Watch in the upcoming season. At the end of the fifth book titled "Dance With Dragons," Snow will be stabbed multiple times, but his fate is unclear. The next book in the series titled "Winds of Winter" is still in production, and George RR Martin, the books' author, has been coy about divulging details about the fate of his characters.

The new haircut doesn't prove anything except that Harington is now allowed to have a haircut and is no longer restricted by his contract. Season 5 premieres in April and viewers will soon find out the fate of his character at least for the time being. The real answers will come when the sixth book installment is released in the near future.

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